Monday, November 28, 2011

OB Step 2

I am under way with the cute little blue string blocks. I did find I cut most of the strings too short. But cut some more and now have these 4 blocks done. Only 70 to go.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Step 2

Now that we are back from Thanksgiving it's time to get back to business. Step 2 for OB mystery. 3.5 in string blocks in blue. I'm sure they will be so cute when done. Due to the lateness of getting home and having to feed the troops all I could do was get out the blues and cut to size. I'll begin sewing tomorrow. Unfortunately, this little thing called work keeps getting in the way of all day sewing. But that is what feeds my quilting habit so I can't complain too much. Just a little. I found some blue strips that I had left over from when I made a quilt for my sister for Christmas about 12 years ago. Time to get it out of here. Hopefully I will have a picture of these blocks before it gets too late tomorrow. Dd decided to throw an attitude problem tonight when told to clean up and get ready for a bath. Seems I have a 6 yr old going on 16. Ds was NEVER this difficult at this age. We are going to have so much fun when she gets older. I can see it now.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Half way there

I just pressed and trimmed 121 of the hourglass blocks. Not my favorite but I'm sure they will look good in the quilt when the time comes.

A finish!

Sure took me long enough but I finally finished my last baby quilt. The binding wasn't nearly as nice as I wanted it but it is now a functional quilt.

Now I can get back to Orca Bay Mystery. And those ever so fun qst's. At least the fixing them part. I will be done before Thanksgiving. But I won't be in computer range so I won't be able to start step 2 until Sunday night. That will be the most difficult part. Maybe the library will be open and I can use the computer there. Hmmm. Back at it.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

OB Oopps

I just found half of my qst's were sewn wrong. I am now to the stage of ripping out the wrong seam. Already have them sewn properly. What a huge delay. That on top of a headache and turning on a burner that had a loaf of bread sitting on it is not making for a good day. And then I get to go to work tomorrow. Yeah.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Orca Bay progress

I now have all of my hst's cut. Now to sew the little buggers together. I have already done one as a test to chack my seam allowance. All's good there. Just have to remember to rotate the neutrals and the browns so I don't sew them all the same and then have to rip out half of them.
Dh took Miss M out for the day. Just me and the fabric and Sirius radio all day. Hoping for the same tomorrow.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Home repairs

This past weekend we found the vinyl had finally been installed in the bathroom, laundry room and kitchen. So I spent my time on finishing the kitchen. I put the baseboard trim on. DH installed the lower cabinets and counter and sink. Now there does come a time when men need to put down their tools and step away.  We had water coming out of the top of the faucet when the water was connected. Not sure how that happened since it wasn't broke when it was taken out. Then it began spraying under the new to me cabinets and my new floor (in an area that the water could go under the vinyl) ARGGG!! 

He promised to call a plumber on Monday. Until then no kitchen sink. We brought back in the fridge and microwave and called it good. Then I will paint all the cabinets to match and the kitchen will be done. We head back for Thanksgiving and I hope to put the trim around the floor in the laundry room, connect the washer/dryer and think about painting the bathroom and putting in the floor trim there too. Then all I have to do is wait for the money tree to grow in the backyard and I can get the carpeted areas finished. But that tree died in the first rain sooo..... Looks like sometime next spring for carpet. But at least we won't fall thru. I looked in a realty book today on the drive home and saw the most beautiful sunset shown in one of the listings. Way better than showing the house that's for sale. Made me want to change my color choices for Orca Bay. But I don't have any of those pinks and purples.  In trying to pull fabrics for about two to three quilts that I am working on I have learned what I am sorely missing. OOhhh a reason to go shopping. Darn money tree anyway. Maybe I should take the lottery tickets DH left here and see if I, ahem, I mean he, won anything. Until the next adventure.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

layout dilema

I have the main blocks for my son's quilt and just can't figure out how I want it to look. I thought about putting sashing around the blocks, alternating a plain block with the pieced block or just running the blocks back to back. If I knew what I wanted to do I could move forward on it. I will have a nice long weekend to think about it. Of course it won't be here but I will think about it. I need to find somewhere in my house that gets good light that I can put up a design wall. So many questions so few answers.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Orca Bay quilt

As women are allowed I changed my mind on the fabrics that I have chosen for Bonnie's Orca Bay mystery quilt. I have seen many wonderful color choices others have made and may have to try some of them myself. Here are my new fabric choices.

Come on November 18th!! Can't wait to start this mystery.
I went up to our dream home for a quick overnight visit to drop off flooring for the kitchen so the contractor would have it to install and learned that not only had my contractor not finished the job they they were supposed to have finished two weeks ago they even "left the light on for me" No wonder the electric bill is high this month first they leave the heat on (found it set at 70)and now lights. 
Saw the aftermath of some slippery conditions on my drive back to the wet, I mean west, side of the state. there were two cars that had rolled over in ditches and one that was nose down an embankment. Hope everyone was okay. Thankfully the road was only wet as I travelled thru.

My wonderful cold has now added a cough. Ugghh!! Which makes for a sore throat (in case I didn't already have one) Don't ya just love winter?? With any luck at all no one else in my family will get it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Mystery quilt 2011

Yay, Bonnie Hunter's new mystery quilt is about to begin. Today the color scheme she is using and a rough estimate on the yardage was posted.  Now I have to not so patiently wait until the 18th when the first clue comes out. It won't be as scrappy as most but thats okay. The fun is just doing it.Here is my color scheme. The only difference is Bonnie used black and I think I am going to go with brown.

Miss M enjoyed trick or treating downtown yesterday afternoon. She was so cute as Snow White. Thankfully we had sun. Would've been too much to ask for less wind and a little warmer but it could've been worse.